To mark Charles Darwin’s 211th birthday, some thoughts on his 1871 classic, The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex, an unlikely anecdote about a snail, plus all the usual book reviews and links to Darwin-related news stories.
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In which my head appears on a spike (six times).
How animals and people express emotions, and what this tells us about our ancestry.
A interesting new study lends support to Darwin's suggestion that certain facial expressions might be inherited.